Maurizio Sobrero is Full Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Bologna, he is a member of the Production and Operations Management Society. From 2000 to 2007 he was the Coordinator of the PhD program in Business Administration at the University. He has published 5 books and over 20 articles on the economy and international innovation management. He has taught in many programs for executives in South America, China and several European countries. In 2005 he was invited to contribute to the United Nations World Investment Report. He has done consulting for various companies and institutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Zignago Vetro SpA and where he oversees the Committee for Internal Control. He received his PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation at MIT (Massachusetts, USA).